An American Family History

William Rhea


William Rhea was born about 1761 He was the son of Joseph Rhea and Elizabeth Mcllwaine.

He married Elizabeth Breden.

They lived on Beaver Creek in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Margaret Rhea (1798, married Samuel Netherland),
Elizabeth Rhea (married Rayburn Buchanan),
Joseph Campbell Rhea (1800, married Susan Preston and Catherine Reynolds),
James Dysart Rhea (1802, married Elizabeth Carter and Margaret Rhea Long),
Wlliam R. Rhea (1804, married Mary Ann Rockhold),
Frances Rhea (1808, married Montgomery Irvin),
John Rhea (1811, married Elizabeth Rhea, daughter of Matthew Rhea and Mary Looney).




from Notable Southern Families, Volume 2 by Zella Armstrong and Janie Preston Collup French

William Rhea, (1761-1836), (son of Rev. Joseph Rhea and Elizabeth (Mcllwaine) Rhea). He was married (1795) to Elizabeth Breden (1766-1835), who was born in Ireland and died in Tennessee. They lived on the old farm on, Beaver Creek, Sullivan County, Tennessee, and had children:

1 Margaret Breden Rhea.
2 Elizabeth Rhea,
3 Joseph Campbell Rhea,
4 James Dysart Rhea,
5 William R. Rhea,
6 Frances Rhea.
7 John Rhea II.

1 Margaret Breden Rhea (1798-1864), married (1828 Samuel Wood Netherland)...

2 Elizabeth Rhea (1798-1856). married Rayburn Buchanan....

3 Joseph Campbell Rhea (1800-1853), married twice: First, Susan Rhea Preston (-1828) (daughter of Robert Preston and Margaret (Rhea) Preston); Married second, (183i5) Catherine Reynolds (-1857)....

4 James Dysart Rhea (1802-1886), married twice: First, (1831) Elizabeth Carter; Second, (1858) Margaret Long, nee Rhea....

5 William R. Rhea (1804-1861), married (1833) Mary Ann Moseley Rockhold. (sister of Ruth Rockhold who married John N. Rhea)

(5) George Duffield Rhea, who married Mrs. Lottie Jane Rhea, nee Ross, widow of his brother James Campbell Rhea)....

6 Frances Rhea (1808-1854), married Montgomery Irvin....

7 John Rhea (1811-1882). married (1840) Elizabeth Rhea, (daughter of Matthew Rhea V and Mary (Looney) Rhea),....

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